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Noah's Ark 'Was a Massive Double-Decker Coracle'
International Business Times ^ | 15 Dec 2013 | Fiona Keating

Posted on 12/16/2013 10:52:52 AM PST by Theoria

New evidence suggests that Noah's Ark was round, made from reeds and the length of six double-decker buses.

For years, archaeologists have scoured the world for factual evidence for the Bible story of Noah's flood, but due to scant documentation, many believe the fable to be an Old Testament myth.

Now, however, a new book claims that Noah's Ark was a round coracle and looked very different from its traditional image.

In The Ark Before: Decoding the Story of the Flood by Irving Finkel, there are claims that the vessel had two decks with cabins for the animals.

British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000-year-old piece of clay enabled a new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth.

The evidence comes from a 4,700-year-old tablet of clay covered in cuneiform writing, which contains "detailed instruction manual for building an ark," says Finkel, an assistant keeper of the ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures department at the British Museum.

Finkel, an expert in deciphering ancient cuneiform script, discovered the text contained instructions for building a round coracle 65 metres in diameter, with walls six metres high. It was apparently made from ropes and rushes waterproofed with bitumen, and the animals were loaded "two by two", according to the Sunday Times.

The tablet was originally found in the Middle East by Leonard Simmons, who served in the RAF from 1945-48. However, the ancient artefact wasn't subject to any research until Simmons's son Douglas took it to the British Museum in 2008.

(Excerpt) Read more at ibtimes.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: ark; beforenoah; beforethebible; catastrophism; coracle; cuneiform; epigraphyandlanguage; godsgravesglyphs; greatflood; irvingfinkel; noah; noahsark; reed
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To: molson209

How did a Christian mocking, Hillary Clinton lover wind up on Free Republic?


41 posted on 12/16/2013 11:35:13 AM PST by bramps (Mark Levin: Would Christie, McConnell, and Boehner repeal obamacare? Not a chance!)
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To: GeronL

and bacon and eggs...


42 posted on 12/16/2013 11:35:42 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: mountn man

rofl

so so true


43 posted on 12/16/2013 11:35:43 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Oberon

The Mediterranean Sea filling back up was a big flood.


44 posted on 12/16/2013 11:36:33 AM PST by oblomov
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To: Theoria

The Flood story is repeated across many civilizations, and the Mediterranean was once a lowland that flooded as sea levels rose. I can see the basic story being true, I think the guy was a prepper and took farm animals on the boat...when all you see is water on the horizon, to you the whole world IS flooded, but really you’re just the first cruise ship on the Mediterranean.


45 posted on 12/16/2013 11:39:26 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: Sacajaweau

did Noah also save all the veggies?


46 posted on 12/16/2013 11:40:10 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: MrB

I was thinking that the animals deemed “clean” that were brought on the earth were also for food. That is, people were eating animals before the flood. That was why Noah brought seven of those kinds on board with him.


47 posted on 12/16/2013 11:45:24 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: IYAS9YAS

Have ya looked in the bottom of the ark? Who’s gonna clean up that mess down there???


48 posted on 12/16/2013 11:47:33 AM PST by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: Theoria
I don't know about that but this place seems biblically accurate!

You must read and watch the videos. The story of Ron's live and how he was let to discover not just the ARK but many other biblical archaeological sites is truly amazing!

wyattmuseum.com

49 posted on 12/16/2013 11:47:44 AM PST by bayliving
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To: Theoria

Never mind the size of the Ark - how did he keep the animals from killing each other & the humans? And where did the waste go? That must have been a full-time job right there.


50 posted on 12/16/2013 11:47:55 AM PST by gdani (Excessive consumerism threatens Christmas more than someone wishing me "Happy Holidays")
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To: Theoria

51 posted on 12/16/2013 11:48:16 AM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: ShadowAce

The “why” of that is conjecture, and I don’t know.
Could be they were to be sacrificial, or the genetic diversity was such that 7 instead of 2 were required.


52 posted on 12/16/2013 11:49:14 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Theoria

I find it highly interesting that “researchers” will discount the bible (which has many verified copies, and has been verified on thousands of historical points), but will take a SINGLE source they find that does not agree with the bible as “correcting” the bible.

THE Ark was built of wood. Period.

The reed ark mentioned could be another similar (not the same), for a localized (sumerian) flood.


53 posted on 12/16/2013 11:49:16 AM PST by BereanBrain
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To: El Cid
'The evidence comes from a 4,700-year-old tablet of clay covered in cuneiform writing, which contains "detailed instruction manual for building an ark"...'

I will stick with the detailed instructions described in the Book that God gave to us.

I was thinking the same thing!

54 posted on 12/16/2013 11:49:29 AM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: MrB

meat eating was allowed AFTER the garden, WAY before the flood.


55 posted on 12/16/2013 11:51:30 AM PST by BereanBrain
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To: BereanBrain

Explain 9:2-3 then. Especially the word “now”.


56 posted on 12/16/2013 11:52:51 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: IYAS9YAS; El Cid
The cubit is still used as a unit of measurement by some, such as those who wear great kilts. A great kilt is eight yards of fabric that must be properly folded so it can fit around the body each time it is worn. Each fold is one cubit wide. Since the length of a cubit varies with each individual, the width of the folds can be adjusted to the individual's size.

Great kilts aren't worn very often these days, but can find men wearing them at Renaissance festivals.

57 posted on 12/16/2013 11:53:17 AM PST by Fiji Hill (Fight on!!)
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To: GeronL
The true story of Noah

Hey honey....going fishing....I'll be back at dusk.

Quick Zeba.......in that room.

What the hell are all these friggin' animals, Noah. I thought it was just you and me.

It is baby, it is. We just need these for food. I want to get as far away from the hag as I can.

And that's why we never heard from Noah again.

He changed his name and headed for the Bahamas where he and Zeba lived happily ever after.

58 posted on 12/16/2013 11:57:00 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Rebelbase
I have actually been to Ron Wyatt's museum and have seen the artifacts he brought from this sight with my own two eyes!

Pulling rivets, petrified wood and animal hair from core samples (not to mention the anchor stones) pretty much sealed the deal for me.

God and his only Son, Jesus Christ are real. His word is true and there is no denying it.

59 posted on 12/16/2013 11:58:00 AM PST by bayliving
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To: Sacajaweau

lol


60 posted on 12/16/2013 11:58:13 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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